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Human resources (HR) and industrial relations (IR) are vital components for any successful business, no matter how large or small. When it comes to managing these areas, experience counts … and Australian Workplace Strategies (AWS) has got it in spades! As a specialist consultancy, AWS focuses on the support of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The fully qualified HR and IR team members at AWS take the time to know all clients and to understand their businesses thoroughly before using their experience and skills to provide solutions tailored to each client’s unique situations. The first meeting with a client can be at the AWS offices at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne or if preferred, over a coffee or at the client’s business.

AWS has been engaged by some of Australia’s best-known companies, including Nike, Le Pine Funerals and Stanley Black & Decker, through to local businesses including legal and accounting practices, sports stores, sign writers and phone retailers. AWS has also acted for local governments and government authorities.

Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Nelson founded AWS in 1994 following his tenure as Director of KPMG Peat Marwick’s Labour Market Strategy Group. In 1995 the consultancy formed an alliance with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which resulted in AWS providing advice to a significant number of business organisations serviced by Deloitte’s private client group.

In 2007 AWS formed an alliance with leading law firm Parke Lawyers and since 2015 AWS has operated as a division of Parke Corporation. The strength and backing of a quality-assured legal practice provides additional benefits to clients of AWS.

The corporate offices of Australian Workplace Strategies are conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD at 101 Collins Street. Servicing clients Australia-wide, AWS can facilitate appointments in any capital city.

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Parke Corporation proudly supports our communities

Communities and their people are the lifeblood of our living, social and working environments. Parke Corporation has a strong commitment to supporting community groups, organisations and events. We are the gold sponsors of the Camberwell Art Show, Australia’s largest art show; the Maroondah Festival held in Croydon attended by 30,000 people annually and Grace Park Carols, an annual Christmas twilight picnic event in the City of Boroondara.